The 1990’s was an exciting decade for intercessors. God brought to the forefront the cry of the Spirit for intercessors to arise and change the spiritual atmosphere over cities and nations. Prayer would no longer be an option. Prayer became the necessary ingredient if revival was going to occur. A time of earnest, fervent praying has preceded all previous revivals.
During the 90’s many new elements of intercession were identified and implemented by those involved in intercession. An ability to track millions of intercessors became possible due to recent technological discoveries. Intercessors began to pray using new methods. Books have now been published giving the unprecedented results of intercession. Obviously this type of innovative intercession has reached new levels. The ability to change the spiritual atmosphere for the purpose of evangelism is now available to the Church.
New Seasons, New Strategies
We stand today in the early days of a new decade. Whenever we change seasons, we must seek the Lord for new strategy in intercession for the new season. David in the Bible understood this. He never presumed that one successful strategy in battle guaranteed him success in the next battle. He needed to constantly seek the counsel of the Lord for the right strategy for the current battle (2 Sam. 5:17-25). We need that same prophetic strategy in the battles we face during this new millennium.
Recently President George Bush proclaimed over national TV, “We cannot fight this war the way we have fought wars in the past.” How true. That is not just in the physical realm but also in the spiritual realm!
We must War against Demonic Forces differently – “Governmental Intercession”
We must war in a different way against demonic forces that seek to control people’s lives and keep nations captive. I call one of these effective intercessory tools “Governmental Intercession.” Governmental intercession is actually apostolic intercession. During this past decade, we learned how to hear the Lord in times of prayer. We reached a new level of effectiveness through prophetic intercession. The Lord is now joining the prophetic intercession with apostolic intercession.
God’s governmental intercession will be released through powerful proclamations and decrees to overcome powers of darkness. As our faith comes to new levels, we operate in strong creative faith that brings to manifestation the invisible things that have not yet been seen in the Earth. An inner energy by the Spirit of God causes us to believe the things we say will be birthed in the Earth. There is a commanding aspect of governmental prayer that speaks not so much to God as it does to the things that need to be manifested in the Earth.
The Church not Limited to what Our Eyes See
For too long the Church has been bound by natural thinking. She has believed she is limited by what she sees in the natural. However, the Church is rising up and receiving revelation that releases her from natural thinking and propels her into the supernatural. She is beginning to realize that this is her due Season. We must be able to correctly discern our proper season. This is our day for the advancing of God’s Kingdom throughout the earth! A new mantle of governmental authority must be received for the task at hand. Isaiah prophesied the time would come when the government would be upon the shoulders of the Lord (Isa. 9:6).
Church built on the Foundation of Apostles and Prophets
Jesus is the head of the Church. The shoulders of the Lord in the earth include apostles and prophets. The Church is built upon the foundation of the apostolic and prophetic dimensions with Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone (Eph. 2:20).
Our Nuclear Weapons Against Satanic Hosts
Governmental intercession and authority will be our nuclear weapons of destruction for satanic hosts during this new season. Powerful prophetic proclamations and apostolic decrees will cause us to possess what God has promised us.
We have the ability to now see the answer to the prayer Jesus taught His disciples. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10). We have the ability to see nations bow to the Name of Jesus. We have the ability to see manifest in the Earth things in the heart of God reserved for this generation. We only need to believe He has given us the power to release governmental intercession and see the fulfillment of things that are in the Lord’s heart and will.
Those who possess this type faith and zeal will not yield to religious spirits that keep them from their destiny. They will obediently yield to call of the Spirit for Governmental Intercession!
By Barbara Wentroble